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South Africa


In June, The Canapps visited South Africa for a lecture and made it into the trip of a lifetime while they were at it. They were traveling with friends of theirs form Canada, Kevin Isakow and Joanne Fagnou from 404 Veterinary Hospital

First, Drs. Sherman and Debra Canapp lectured in Cape Town at Cape Break held by the National Veterinary Clinicians Group. Dr. Sherman Canapp lectured on Soft Tissue Injuries and Dr. Debra Canapp lectured on Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

After a few days of lecturing, the Canapps ventured out on Safaris. They took TONS of pictures, this is just a sneak peek. 

They tried plenty of South African wines.

And our favorite part of the story: Dr. Sherman Canapp surprised his wife, Dr. Debra Canapp, for their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows. "South Africa is Deb's favorite place," and he went above and beyond to surprise her (which he says is usually impossible). He had everything set up on a sunset safari with their friends and a local Pastor to conduct the ceremony. He even had a jeweler from South Africa create a custom ring. We can't give away all the photos, but here's one captured from the ceremony.

The trip was an overall success for the Canapps personally and for VOSM. They visited local vet hospitals in South Africa and came back with ideas to better the hospital and patients of all types. 


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